James Wayne Towns

Published 2:13 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A memorial service for James Wayne Towns, 68, of Donalsonville, Ga., was held Monday, Nov. 1, in the chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home in Donalsonville with Father Rudy Breunig officiating.

Mr. Towns was born Nov. 17, 1941, in Douglas, Ga., and died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, in the Donalsonville Hospital.

He was a member of the Catholic Church, and a retired American General Insurance Agent. Most of his life he spent doing what he loved best, which was being with the ones he held dearest, gardening and of course, his music. He spent most of his younger years singing and playing the bass with his bands. Even when he worked hard to support his family, he would still find the time to continue his music. While he was singing and playing on stage, with his loving children always there watching, he was one of the happiest people on earth.

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He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend and he gave them his undying loyalty and devotion. He was a devout Catholic and nothing meant more to him than to have the entire family, sisters, brother, mom, dad, children, wife and many nieces and nephews all gathered together. Though he worked hard his entire life and didn’t have much to show for it, he still felt like one of the richest men in the world.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vester and Myrtle Lott Towns.

He is survived by his wife, Bette Towns of Donalsonville; one son, Rob Towns of Pensacola, Fla.; two daughters, Elicia Blackburn of Donalsonville and Nicole Harmon of Bella Vista, Ark.; one brother, Paul Towns of Bainbridge, Ga.; two sisters, Ann Murawski of Bainbridge and Jeanne Norton of Donalsonville; six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Evans-Skipper Funeral was in charge of the arrangements.